Free cancellation · 65€ children of up to 14 years old
A village perched on top of a volcanic cliff, medieval towns, a lake surrounded by forests and nature, biscuits, old and mysterious bridges… Are you coming?
Where: Garrotxa & Pla de l’Estany
Languages: en ca es pt
Schedule: 9:30 – 16:30
Duration: 7 hours
Discover the most beautiful villages and the history of the interior of Girona! We will start the day trip leaving towards Castellfollit de la Roca, a spectacular Garrotxa village hanging on top of a volcanic cliff. We will walk through the center and, before leaving, we will visit a historic cookie factory and try some freshly made ones!
We will continue towards a medieval bridge of uncertain origin but of high historical importance, located on a very popular river in the region. There we will take a short break and soak in nature before continuing to the next town, one of the best known in Girona.
Once in Besalú we will go on a guided tour through its old town and, when finished, we will have free time for lunch and wander around its streets, shops, the Fluvià river and, above all, its spectacular bridge and its important Jewish past.
We will end the afternoon in Banyoles, walking around the lake and learning about the geology, biology and configuration of the basin and the area. Did you know that no river reaches the lake? And, if the weather is good enough, we can even have a swim! This place is amazing.
Highlights of the Historical Garrotxa day trip
Discover the most emblematic towns of the Garrotxa
Admire the hanging houses of Castellfollit and walk to the end of the cliff
Visit a historic cookie factory and try freshly made ones
Stroll through Besalú and learn about its history with a guided tour
Walk around the Banyoles Lake and have a swim if the weather is good
What’s included in the Historical Garrotxa day trip
Transport in a private vehicle
Accompanying guide in English
Guided visit to Besalú
Guided visit around the Banyoles lake
Pick up and drop off at your accomodation
Pick up Points
We can pick you up in any of the following:
Accomodations in Girona city
If inside the Old Town (Barri Vell), pick up will be at the Cul de la Lleona or Plaça Catalunya
Girona train and bus station
Accomodations en route: between Girona and Banyoles
Frequently Asked Questions
In what language is the day trip?
Our day trips can be, depending on the guests, in English, Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese simultaneously.
At what time does the day trip start?
All our day trips start at 9:30. This means that, at the earliest, we will pick you up at this time. If we’re collecting more people, you will be informed of your exact pick-up time.
*Day trips do not run on the 1st, 5th and 6th of January and 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st of December.
How long is the day trip?
The Historical Garrotxa day trip is, approximately, 7 hours long. We leave at 9:30 and get back at 16:30.
What's the vehicle like?
Depending on the time of year and demand, the vehicle can be a 9- or a 5-seater van.
Is there a limit of people in the group?
Being a day trip in a vehicle, we are limited by its number of seats. The biggest group will be 8 people plus the driver, who is also the guide.
If you are a larger group, contact us and we will arrange transportation!
Interested in a Private Tour?
If you want more flexibility, a guide and a vehicle exclusively for your group, you can book this day trip as a private tour.
This way we can enjoy a much more personalized experience, adding other visits or removing what you’re not interested in. It is a good option for groups of more than 8 people, where we will need special transport. Send us a WhatsApp or an email and we will get back to you right away.